The two rows of carrots seeds did not take… again… sigh.

Blank carrot space

Blank carrot space

Neither did the carrots in the vegetable patches of my garden friend. We are not sure if this is due to the heavy snail infestation this years, or if the soil does not suit the carrots.

Snails

Snails – we are rehoming them

Probably a combination of both. After leaving the blank space to marigolds and nasturtiums for the last several weeks, I decided last Tuesday that it was time for reseeding.

Nastrium. Kapuziner Kresse

Nastrium

 

Marigold

Marigold

Recent weeks of sunshine were forecasted to change to overcast weather with some rain, good conditions for putting seeds in the soil. The seeds need some moisture in the soil in order to come alive and start growing. They also require certain temperatures. Currently it is quite hot and it will be an experiment, if this will work out with in this weather. Rather than meticulous planning the next crop, I looked through my box of seeds (a collection of previous seasons of gardening) and chose purslane, a leaf vegetable that I like to add to salads. As you maybe can tell, I am quite smitten with the different shapes, sizes and colors of seeds as shown in Dots And Lines, Borage and in the title picture. Zoom in to get a closer view of the texture of the purslane seeds.